Leo Menalo Strengthens Pallacanestro Trieste Roster as Top European Prospect

The Pallacanestro Trieste roster is strengthened with the addition of Leo Menalo, ala class 2002, Croatian by birth but educated in Italy. He arrives in Trieste after spending the last two seasons in the ranks of Virtus Segafredo Bolognaunder the guidance first of Sergio Scariolo and then of Luca Banchi.

“We are thrilled to have Leo on our team at this crucial time in the season – the comment of Red and White General Manager Michael Arcieri – He is a young man with great character, passion for the game and an excellent work ethic. He will bring skill, athleticism and versatility to our roster on both ends of the floor. We welcome Leo and his family to Trieste with warmth and enthusiasm.”

Leo began his basketball training in the youth teams of K.K. Cibona from Zagreb, but is in Italy, at Stella Azzurra Romewho grows by earning minutes on the Capitoline parquet starting from the season 2018/2019. For three seasons he played in Series A2 alternating the Blue Star shirt with that of the Roseto Sharks, where he plays the championship on loan 2019/2020. His athleticism, dedication to work and his basketball intelligence are worth it for the season 2022/2023 the call to the court of Sergio Scarioloat the Virtus Segafredo Bolognawhere he has played to this day.

Considered one of the Top Prospects Europeans for those born in 2002, thanks to his 208 cm and 95 kg, he manages to be an important individual in attack, capable of playing well in the paint, but also equipped with a polite hand. In 2022 he will wear the Croatian national U20 shirt European Championships category in Montenegro where he averaged 14 points with 4.4 rebounds.

Leo Menalo in A2 at the time of the Stella Azzurra

Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna SpA announces that it has transferred, on a temporary basis and for a fee, the rights to the sporting performances of the athlete Leo Menalo in favor of Pallacanestro Trieste.

Good luck Leo for the final part of the Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro Serie A2!

I due Press offices

2024-04-04 22:15:22
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